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Dano – “Brand New”

29 Jan

Dano Brand New

Having committed to getting the site back up and running properly and writing with something approaching regularity, we are trying to be a bit more organised and plan things out a bit more. Sadly, like New Year’s resolutions, it hasn’t taken us long to fail miserably in our attempt to improve our planning. In fact, we really missed a trick at the start of this Brand New year, with our Brand New commitment to writing and a Brand New desire and work ethic. We really should have opened up with Dano’s Brand New pop banger, which is, appropriately, called “Brand New”.

Still better late than never.

The Norwich based soul-pop artist burst on to the scene with her superb debut single last year and immediately captivated us with the dark, emotive and infectious sounds of “Your Love”.

Follow up single “Brand New” grabs you from the off. It yanks you onto the dance floor with an energy and vibrancy that is irresistible. Elements of Gaga and early nineties dance (think Strike and Baby D) combine with rapid fire beats and a full on glowsticks-in-the-air keyboard line. It’s got a massive summer club vibe to it, full of a bounce and euphoria that would have crowds jumping in ecstatic glee. Perfect for a Monday morning…

Grab your whistles, it’s time to get your rave on.

”Brand New” is out now and available to buy from iTunes.

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Dano – “Your Love”

12 Jul

Over the last couple of years we have expanded our horizons a little, from being a humble blog to also dabbling in gig promotion and running our own label. It is the latter that has our attention and excitement today as we are delighted to announce the release of a debut track by a very exciting new soulful electro-pop artist, Dano, via our very own Morpheme Records.

Listening to the downtempo beats and rich soulful vocals of “Your Love” you won’t be surprised to learn that her influences include Mary J Blige, Amy Winehouse and Nina Simone. There is a fragility and emotion to her lyrics as she recalls a previous relationship, looking back on it with a maturity she admits to lacking at the time.

She is just 20 years old, yet has already managed to undertake a five-year musical journey of sonic experimentation and development as well as gigging everywhere and anywhere to help her confidence. Only now does she feel comfortable enough to share her music with us and what a wonderful starting point she has offered.

A self-taught pianist and singer-songwriter, Dano has teamed up with producer Jack to create a devilishly sinewy and brooding electronic playground for her haunting voice. The beats are hypnotic and the hook is one that’ll creep up on you days later and take over your brain.

It’s dark, emotive and infectious, just the way we like it.

“Your Love” is out now via Morpheme Records and is available to buy on iTunes.

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